​Since 2005

Fourteen years ago, I reserved the domain name 'the human realm​​,​' while putting up my first website ever at the Authors Guild in NY, when my book, ​The Stuff of a Lifetime, ​was being brought back into print under a new title after first appearing in 1983.

Unexpectedly, that site immediately began to sprout: first, a life-sketch page was added; next, some profile pages were placed here and there on the web, with a few short blogs started at Word Press, followed by book reviews I'd written to accompany the cataloged listing of my home library, which was slowly being lodged at both Goodreads and Library Thing -- with all of these then linked to my longish Google Plus account (useful for the smoother playing of stand-alone media clips and audio files) -- and the whole of it all finally reaching right on up to today.

But this isn't where everything actually began.
That took took place back in 1962, in something 
seemingly way off to the side, as a private matter
that I naievely believed would not affect anyone but
me -- my decision to "write things down" and keep a
journal -- which opened with ​my stated reason for
doing so: "I am sure some ​people write because
they understand, but I write because I do not."


Now, instead of the quiet deliberation of my study, I suddenly found myself increasingly involved in speaking publicly about timely cultural issues going on in society; so my bishop took the almost unheard of step of granting me special permission to work secularly as a priest while also getting my doctorate. But, when the very intriguing company I'd just begun working with was unexpectedly sold and all of its other employees let go, the new parent company said I would need to move to its home offices in Chicago -- so it seemed my plan for doctoral studies was going to be over before it ever even got underway.

​However, an unusual chain of events then took place
that opened a way for me to contract all on my own,
providing a way to keep my doctoral program alive.
I'd designed a race relations training program for the 
Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama
that had proved to be effective. Next, they called asking me
to do the same for the headquarters at Andrews Air Force
Base, just outside Washington, DC. When that came out well
 also, they immediately whisked me upstairs into a fancy
oak-paneled room and began peppering me with me a host of
questions about what kind of presentation I ​might make to a
​gathering of the base commanders ​of the Systems Command
of the United States Air Force, which was about to be held in
Albuquerque, NM. Asked to come, I gladly accepted.

​On its first day, I watched as one high-powered presentation after another came forth. Mine, with no clarifying slides or graphs whatsoever, was merely to be my words at a chalkboard or easel, and it was to begin mid-morning of the second day and go until lunch. The next day, eighty or ninety colonels and generals (with me as the only civilian present), were all on a short break after the first speaker, as we milled about in the large banquet room hall, when suddenly the twin doors were thrown open and we heard, "GENTLEMEN, the Commander!"  -- and then, striding in strongly and briskly, came the uniformed figure of General George S. Brown, Commandant of the Systems Command of the United States Air Force. It galvanized the gathering and everyone sprang to attention, as my own body instantly did too, trained as a Marine to do that with an immediate about face in the direction of the command, which I executed as a single motion so rapidly that half of the coffee swirled out of my cup and splashed onto the polished cement floor.

​(​Details on this precipitating event are found in ​Video 5​at the bottom of the Keleman link page.) 






W​hat I had no way of knowing was how starting that journal (shown here, bound in both its blue and its olive green corduroy binders) would forever change my life, because it utterly and immediately plunged me in the mountainous changes then beginning to show themselves in the cultural reaches of our country, as well as those emerging in other countries around the world, so that my engaging in what seemed to be a personal search for greater understanding, turned out to also be an irreversible decision to personally join into and be part of a far greater unfolding of the rest of humankind. ​This overarching reality is what I soon came to regard as my task and refer to simply as "my work." Its purpose from then up to now has remained: "to develop a fresh approach to human experience​."  

This was the same originating aim stated in my
doctoral program carried out from 1971-1977,
which materialized earliest and in earnest at the
three week gathering to which I was generously
given a full scholarship by StanleyKeleman,
enabling me to take part in his ground- breaking
endeavor entitled The Life of the Body, held at
the University of California in Berkeley, July 1-19, in 1974. This was the pioneering event at which Stanley launched his annual  Summer Institutes at Berkeley, whereby he officially introduced the Formative Psychology he founded and has continued to develop ever since.
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Without my journal, there would've been no doctoral program; without the doctoral program, there would've been no book; without the book, there would've been no website; and without the website, you would not be reading these words, for they would never have been written -- and our paths would never have crossed in the way they now have. 

​And now here, with this opening of ​the human realm​ ​site, all of these disparate parts finally emerge as a fledgling network for delving into the issue still standing at its core: ​How the sense of any life is experienced and lived out by an individual across his or her lifetime. 
​​This is the three-ring, college-ruled, tinted green paper I wrote on from 1962-1968 (and still use!), which came to fill the journal's two oversized corduroy binders that it inhabits today. 

​​​I began it just as my priesthood was starting, and kept it up for six-and-a-half years, without an inkling of the ripple effects this would immediately send throughout every other aspect of my life, ​nor of the pronounced change it would bring about in my soul from that point on. 

​Moreover, who could possibly have foreseen  then that during this tumultuous, unprecedented time, our country was already hoisted high on the mounting crest of a widespread cultural change that would hit its peak in 1968, but which even to this day has yet to be clearly articulated or fully understood?
​​When I met General George Scratchly Brown in 1972, he was already being groomed for the top position of all branches of the U.S. armed forces, and soon afterwards appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Gerald Ford, and for a second term under President Jimmy Carter.

A West Point graduate, accomplished horseman and avid polo player, whose father was a brigadier general, he soon transferred to the Air Corps and won his pilot's wings in 1941. Advancing swiftly because of his operational skills and extraordinary performance in combat, he flew both heavy bombers and fighter jets, serving inWorld War II, the Korean War, and theViet Nam War.

​He displayed true heroism on more than one occasion in his military career, such as in the WWII raid of B-24s shown here on its famous low-level bombing mission of the oil refineries in Ploiesti, Romania, on August 1, 1943. In the heavy flack and casualties, the lead plane with his Squadron's commanding officer was shot down over the target along with ten other  bombers, when Brown, then a major, assumed command from his own aircraft, leading the attack from there on and safely back to their home base in Lybia. Cited and decorated several times for bravery, he received medals from both France and England as well, was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame and buried with full honors in Arlington National Cemetary. 

​​The letter on the left shows the follow-up activity of the training session, which they put in their USAF Commanders Training Manual under the title "Concepts For Working On Human Problems In The Midst Of Cultural Change." They made the audiotape and took this picture of the event, then the colonel flew down to hand-deliver both to me in person. 

​​​Combined Totals Of Two Of This Site's Viewing Visits To Date

  1. 89,033
    (from my Google Plus and Authors Guild sites)

​​​On the Links, Files, and Details found in this Site

​​​Clicking on this first link, in bold print below, opens a new window that lets you choose to be taken directly to my original website at the Authors Guild in NY. When you've finished there, closing that window (in its top right hand corner) will then immediately bring you right
back here. ​ 


​​​This is one of my friend Jerry Uelsmann's arresting art pieces, which he generously allowed me to use for the cover of my book. His evocative works are featured in art museums the world over.

​Jerry's site is: 

​​​And, clicking on this third link will take you to my "official site," designed to give a three to four minute glimpse of my works and the groups I'm a working member of -- indicating my own plays and lyrics, with a few letters exchanged with writers, actors, and other working professionals. 


​This Official Site lists each major link that plays a part in my online network -- complete with its ongoing forums and discussion groups (at Facebook and elsewhere) that treat the topics generated by ​the human realm ​endeavor in its entirety. 

It has its own separate blog featuring two special videos produced by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), of which I'm a member. 

​​Finally, here's the link to my Google Plus profile -- for videos, media clips, and sound files useful in the ongoing experiential seminars that are routinely held as part of The Human Realm Group found on Facebook.

​(The purple button takes you right to the profile.)

​​List Of The Sound File Segments 

​as they appear in the

​"Mary Poppins Balloon Ride Into The More"

​(found on the 'Experiencing' page of this website)

1) Opening theme from the film Mary Poppins​ (1964); 2)"Up, Up and Away" (written by Jim Webb in 1967), performed by The 5th Dimension; 3) "Love is Blue" (1968) by Paul Mauriat; ​4​) "Begin the Beguine," (written by Cole Porter for the show Jubilee in 1935), ignored by most everyone at first, until picked up three years later and recorded on the B side of a young bandleader's (Artie Shaw) first disc; ​5​) "Call for Phillip Morris," radio commercial for a cigarette); ​6​) Maxwell House Coffee Time (CBS radio program featuring George Burns and Gracie Allen​, which ran from 1932, into and through the 1940s, clear on up to October 12, 1950, when the couple switched to CBS television until 1958​); ​7) ​​ L.S.M.F.T. - 'Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco' - an old slogan for American Tobacco Company, a sponsor of the radio program "Your Hit Parade," this particular day featuring Frank Sinatra;8​) The music for "No Matter What Shape," a video commercial in the 1960s for Alka Seltzer;9​) Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" from the movie,​The Graduate; ​10​) Fats Domino, acclained as "the undisputed emperor of the pre-Elvis rock and roll scene," (with his even making 'a final triumphant reappearance in Central Park,' in NY in 1988, after so many years) -- but here, from the late 1950s, he's singing "I'm In Love Again"​; 11​) The Crew Cuts, "Life Could Be A Dream - Sh-Boom " (1954); ​12​) President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first Inaugural Address, to rally the American people caught in the throes of the Great Depression (1933);13​) Adolf Hitler in a tirade, boasting of his huge crowd numbers as he led Germany's expanding military forces into war; ​14​) Prime Minister Winston Churchill just before the Battle of Britain, when the British people faced the menacing German and Italian forces all by themselves because the United States hadn't yet entered World War II; ​15​) The Mills Brothers singing "The Glow-Worm," (1952); ​16​) ;17​) The Four Cadillacs singing "Speedo" (1955)18​) "Secret Love," (by Sammy Fain-Paul FrancisWebster)sung by Doris Day in the movie Calamity Jane​ (1953); ​19​) Voice of John Glenn on the first successful U.S. orbital flight in the Apollo Program of NASA; 20​) President Richard Nixon's public remarks, before then waving goodbye from the door of the helicopter and departing, choosing to resign office rather than face impeachment because of his role in the Watergate scandal; 21​) Jan & Dean in 1963 singing "Surf City";22​) "It's My Party," sung by Leslie Gore (​1963); ​23​)​ "If I Didn't Care," (1939) sung by The Ink Spots; 24​) The Crests singing their big 1959 hit "Sixteen Candles"; ​25​) Bill Haley And His Comets (He wrote and recorded this first truly international hit, "Rock Around The Clock" in 1954, though it was discounted by most everybody until a whole year later, when it finally appeared in the film Blackboard Jungle​ -- ​after which his song turned up all over the world.)​; 26​) "Tara's Theme" from Gone With The Wind, with the score of the 1939 film written and conducted by Max Steiner; 27​) "Theme from the movie "Shaft" (1971) by Isaac Hayes; ​28​)Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called To Say I Love You," from the light comedy, The Woman In Red​, written and directed by Gene Wilder, with Kelly LeBrock in the role of the woman​; ​​29​​​) "When You Say Bud" - 1970 Budweiser Beer Commercial​; 
    [The final segments in the overall sequence, each still awaiting its own completed description: ​30​) ​Bruce Springsteen's "On The Steets Of Philadelphia" -- ​31​) "Sounds of the West," done by Eric Kunzel --  ​32​) Glenn Campbell, "Rhinestone Cowboy" -- ​33​)  Billy Joel, "For The Longest Time" -- ​34​) Pretty in Pink, "Oh Sherry" -- ​35​) Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, "A Good Hearted Woman" -- ​36​) The Natural (movie) --  ​37​) Puccini, "O Mio Babino Caro," from the movie Room With A View  ​--  38​) "Gigi," title song from the movie, sung by Louis Jordan  -- ​39​) Concluding portion from the film, Empire Of The Sun.]